With 50 days remaining until the Women’s World Cup kicks off in France, more than 720,000 tickets have been sold, the Local Organizing Committee reported Thursday.
The opening match at Paris’ Parc de Princes is sold out, as are the two semifinals and the final, which will all be held at the Stade de Lyon. Seats for each of these games were snapped up within 48 hours of individual match tickets going on sale.
Tickets for three group-stage fixtures – the Netherlands vs. Cameroon in Valenciennes June 15, Nigeria vs. France in Rennes June 17 and Sweden vs. the United States in Le Havre June 20 – also were sold out in record time.
“Today is a symbolic date that takes us a step closer to the beginning of the competition, which kicks off on 7 June at the Parc des Princes in Paris,” LOC director Erwan Le Prévost said. “We are all eagerly looking forward to the start of this FIFA Women’s World Cup and ticket sales show that the French public and foreign fans feel the same way.”
Added chief commercial officer Philippe Le Floc’h: “The eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup will see the greatest female footballers from around the globe travel to France this summer. Ticket sales figures show that people are excited about the competition and we are looking forward to seeing the stadiums across France packed with passionate fans.”
There are nine host cities: Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Reims, Rennes and Valenciennes.
The Women’s World Cup will be held June 7 through July 7.